28 October 2008, 22:40 by Lykle de Vries

Pecha Kucha Nights X in Groningen: wow!

Last night we celebrated the tenth edition of Pecha Kucha Night in Groningen. On stage in De Stadsschouwburg (which is a truly magnificent theatre that celebrates its 125th ‘birthday’ this year) twelve people shared their hopes, dreams and fascination for all things creative with an interested audience.

an impression of the PKX night

Platform GRAS, one of the organizing parties, posted some nice pics today, that you can find here.

And by the way, those white crosses on the floor are not meant as a reference to anything else than the “x marks the spot” crosses that are used in theatre to help the cast find where to stand during shows ;-)

Remembering and celebrating Mark

We felt the need to remember Mark, as he was the one that brought the Pecha Kucha Nights to Groningen. So we put together a slideshow of almost 400 images, one per second. Last minute, we added a video message from Mark Dytham himself. Although that meant having to sacrifice a large number of images, the message Mark Dytham brought was heart warming. Check out this low-res Youtube-version of the video:

remembering Mark Hoekstra and introducing the new International Mark Hoekstra Pecha Kucha Nights Award

A Pecha Kucha Award in honour of Mark Hoekstra

The Pecha Kucha Nights organization will initiate an International Mark Hoekstra Pecha Kucha Nights Award that will celebrate the geekness that we all came to love in Mark. Starting 2009, the Award will be, well, awarded on a yearly basis. We will work with Mark Dyson an the PKN crew in Tokyo in figuring out how this is going to work exactly.

Mark’s family and all of us here in Groningen are very, very happy with this wonderfull gesture of the PKN crew, and we hope you can also appreciate the new award!

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  1. P.C. [PL] @ 13 November 2008, 22:58 :

    Commendable idea!

As mentioned in the Message from Mark's family this site has been made static. This means that it will be no longer possible to comment on his ideas and projects, but that we all can continue to cherish his creativity.

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